Chad Denning was a local Trail Running legend and was recognized nationally as an elite Ultra distance athlete. He was a strong supporter and friend of the SRK Greenway. He passed away on Sunday 9.07 while hiking Moosilauke on the Beaver Brook Trail.
Please join us on Saturday, September 20, to honor and remember Chad Denning with a trail race and picnic. All are invited to attend one or both of the events.
At 9:00 a.m. in Lebanon, N.H., the Lost a Lot Trail Race—which was created and organized by Chad—will proceed as planned. The seven-mile course is not easy, but it is fun. As anyone who knew Chad can tell you, he loved competition, but his primary goal was always to get as many people as possible outside just having a good time. In that tradition, all ages, abilities, and paces are encouraged to participate. For more information click here.
At about noon, following the race and awards, there will be a picnic at the Oak Hill recreation area in Hanover, N.H., about five miles from the finish of the race. There will be directions available at the race for anyone who needs them. At Oak Hill, there will be a family-friendly fun run (about 2.5 miles) and a community picnic. Please bring a picnic lunch for yourself and a dessert to share potluck style. Don’t worry if you can’t bake: peanut M&Ms (or “power pellets,” as Chad always called them) are perfectly acceptable. As we picnic, we will share memories of Chad and celebrate his remarkable life. All are welcome to attend the picnic (including leashed dogs) regardless of whether they participate in the race.
Finally, a fund has been set up to collect donations to Chad’s family. Donations will be accepted at both the race and the picnic, or you can mail donations to:
The Chad Denning Family Fund Ledyard Bank 67 Main Street West Lebanon, NH 03784
Checks should be made payable to Becky Denning.
Chad Denning was truly an inspiration. We will never forget his kindness, his spirit, and his smile. We hope you will join us to celebrate his life. It was far too short, but it was so full of adventures of every kind.
Parts of this article were reprinted from Team Amp. For more information visit the Team Amp website.